Là-bas


Read by Peter Tucker

(4.4 stars; 9 reviews)


The plot of Là-Bas concerns the novelist Durtal, who is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief by turning to the study of the Middle Ages and begins to research the life of the notorious 15th-century child-murderer Gilles de Rais. Through his contacts in Paris (notably Dr. Johannes, modeled after Joseph-Antoine Boullan), Durtal finds out that Satanism is not simply a thing of the past but alive in turn of the century France. He embarks on an investigation of the occult underworld with the help of his lover Madame Chantelouve. The novel culminates with a description of a black mass. (Wikipedia)

Reader's note: This novel certainly reaches to the depths of depravity and blasphemy, and achieved some notoriety for doing so. A redeeming feature, if one is required, is that Durtal begins in this book a pilgrimage; like Dante's hero, he begins this in a horrible and God-forsaken place.

(8 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 26:23 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter II 15:29 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter III 29:00 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter IV 23:14 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter V 32:23 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter VI 31:26 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter VII 31:57 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter VIII 36:45 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter IX 36:45 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter X 18:54 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XI 21:49 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XII 17:12 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XIII 17:02 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XIV 21:09 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XV 19:10 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XVI 22:28 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XVII 23:58 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XVIII 20:58 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XIX 23:42 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XX 34:51 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XXI 19:22 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter XXII 14:38 Read by Peter Tucker

Reviews

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(5 stars)

Rate the reader, not the book, damn it. Amazingly well read! Thank you.

Dark and Wonderfully Entertaining

(4 stars)

Other than the confusion of being thrown into the middle of a conversation at the beginning, and a somewhat dull ending, it was a good story and the reader was excellent.